Who We Are
Hill Country Mission
Church (PCA) is a new church plant of the Presbyterian Church in
America (PCA) in the Ft. Hood/Killeen area of Texas.
The pastor, Lou Best, served in the military for 31 years before
receiving his Master of Divinity degree from Covenant Seminary in
Lou and his wife, Shirley,
know first hand what military life is like. They have moved around
the world, have experienced separation due to deployments, including
the Gulf War in 1990-91 as part of the 1st Cavalry Division, and
have felt the trauma of leaving family, friends, and a church home.
The Presbyterian Church in America (PCA)
We believe that the
Bible is the written Word of God, inspired by the Holy Spirit and
without error in the original manuscripts. The Bible is our infallible
and divine authority in all matters of faith and life.
We have a strong commitment to evangelism, missionary work (home
and abroad), church planting, and Christian education.
We strive to be faithful to the Scriptures, true to the Reformed
faith, and obedient to the Great Commission.
Our preaching is Christ-centered, expository, and contextually-relevant.
Our worship is historically and Biblically
formed, yet authentic to our time and place.
Hill Country Church (PCA) exists to:
- Glorify and enjoy God
- Extend our worship of God to every sphere of life
- Celebrate the worth and work of Jesus Christ locally and
- Recruit and prepare people for worldwide Kingdom service
God created us to worship. Worship is standing in awe of our holy
God and bowing reverently before the King. Individual, family, and
corporate worship brings renewal when we are honest about our sin.
We receive the grace, freely given, of our God as we worship Him
through His Son in spirit and truth.
“Christianity means community through Jesus Christ and in Jesus
Christ. First, a Christian needs others because of Jesus Christ.
Second, a Christian comes to others only through Jesus Christ.”
-- Dietrich Bonhoeffer
We are not
our own. Christ’s people need one another. Real, deep covenant relationships
take time, and we aim to build these relationships upon Christ,
our sure foundation.
We are merciful because Christ gave us, sinners, His mercy. We seek
to meet the spiritual, physical and emotional needs of those in
our community. Reaching out individually and corporately among our
neighbors, friends and coworkers, we share the Gospel power to transform
from the inside out and embrace those in need.
We emulate our Good Shepherd. In keeping with Colossians 1:28, we
seek to “present every man and woman complete (mature) in Christ.”
As fellow pilgrims, we travel together the journey of sanctification,
set free through the forgiveness of sins and the royal robe of Christ’s
righteousness. Along the way, we bear one another’s burdens and
replace “Christian Lite” with the renewing reality and anchoring
depth of the knowledge of God—saturating all of life.
In obedience to Christ’s Great Commission, our goal is to train
Christians to be his witnesses in all cultures by ministering the
whole gospel locally, regionally, cross-culturally and internationally.
Hill Country Mission Church (PCA) is in a unique position for outreach
to the military community and to prepare service members to be ambassadors
for Christ as they deploy worldwide. The focus in training is to
prepare Christians to “go,” “give,” “send,” “pray,” and “engage”
the people of God to be witnesses to Jesus Christ.